Pagan Portals - Nature Mystics traces the lives and work of ten writers who contributed to the cultural environment that allowed Modern Paganism to develop and flourish throughout the twentieth century. John Keats, Mary Webb, Thomas Hardy, Sylvia Townsend Warner, D.H. Lawrence, Elizabeth von Arnim, W.B. Yeats, Mary Butts, J.R.R. Tolkien and E. Nesbit.
Rebecca Beattie lives in London and is a PhD candidate at the University of Middlesex, where she is researching Mary Webb and the Occult Landscape. She has previously written two novels, The Lychway, and Somewhere She Is There, and a book of short stories, The Softness Of Water.